We’ve all felt it, walking out of yoga class, looking at the mountains, strolling by the ocean. With our attention mobilized, another dimension opens for us, just as we are, right where we are. Suddenly, we are living in intense present-moment awareness. Life can be difficult, but the light of consciousness can be in us! Everything we need is here inside. With a receptive attention, we can perceive the subtle energy animating us. A sacred energy is coming into us at every instant, just hidden from our usual mind. Recognizing its touch takes us from self-awareness across the threshold into… Read more.
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Fran Shaw, Ph.D. is a longtime practitioner in a spiritual discipline, a college professor, and an award-winning author whose works include "Notes on The Next Attention," "Writing My Yoga," and "50 Ways to Help You Write." A talented editor and writing coach, Fran teaches at the University of Connecticut and conducts workshops across the country. She engages people in writing experiments that begin with a shift into greater awareness from which words freely flow. Her new #1 amazon bestseller "Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace" is a funny, punny, brilliantly attentive doorway to real connection with higher self and features the unrelenting humor of its narrator, Murphy.
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For the past 800 years, Saint Francis of Assisi has been penetrating the hearts of people from every culture and across every spiritual tradition. Francis' two most famous writings -- Instrument of Thy Peace and Canticle of the Sun -- together form the foundation of this course. These beautiful, elegant prayers offer us a rich doorway to Francis' mentorship, love and support. Each lesson offers practical wisdom, deep guided meditation, and simple yet powerful assignments to help you examine your inner world, open your spiritual heart, and strengthen your connection to the Divine. Again and again, you will be coached and guided to effectively call upon Francis to bring you inner support, guidance, and healing. This course includes the Story of Saint Francis by Mirabai Starr; 21 profound guided meditations by Max Highstein; and practical wisdom and direction to help you apply what you're learning to your every day life.